HERITAGE OF THE HOLY LAND ISRAEL TOUR

Enjoy our 8 day Heritage of the Holy Land Tour of Israel
  • Regular Israel Coach Tour with Thursday departures
  • Guaranteed with 2 passengers

HERITAGE OF THE HOLY LAND TOUR - 8 days / 7 nights - Thursday Arrival and Departure

2018-2019 Itinerary:
 
THURSDAY - Tel Aviv, Israel
Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport; meet and assist through Customs and transfer to your Tel Aviv hotel for the start of your journey in the Holy Land. Overnight Tel Aviv.
 
FRIDAY - Tel Aviv / Sea of Galilee / Tiberias
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel. We'll drive for a short visit of the old city of Jaffa where we will take a short walking tour in picturesque alleys of the old, fortified town. We will visit the restored port, pass the house of Simon the Tanner and marvel at the views from the hilltop. Then we drive north along the Mediterranean coast to the archaeological ruins of Caesarea built by Herod the Great in honour of Augustus Caesar. From there we go on to visit Megiddo where the Book of Revelation mentions a great battle at the place called "Armageddon". It is an ancient city inhabited continuously for more than five millennia (6000-500 BC). After exploring the ruins we drive to the Sea of Galilee. Arrive at Tiberias and check-in to our hotel for two nights.
 
SATURDAY - Sea of Galilee
The day is dedicated to sites around the Sea of Galilee where Jesus lived and preached. Capernaum was the centre of Jesus’s ministry. Tabgha, just north of Tiberias, is the site of Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 and, at the Church of Multiplication, the mosaic floor depicts a basket with loaves and two fishes. We continue to the Mount of Beatitudes overlooking the sea, where Jesus preached the “Sermon on the Mount” and where it is believed that the 12 apostles were chosen. We ascend the Golan Heights to view the panoramic peaks of Mt Hermon, the rugged Golan Heights plateau and, beneath it, the green pastoral Huleh valley. Return to Tiberias for another lovely night in town.
 
SUNDAY - Sea of Galilee / Jordan River / Jerusalem
Today we travel to Cana to visit the Wedding Church where Jesus performed his first miracle - turning water into wine. We proceed to Nazareth the home town of  Jesus and the Church of Annunciation built on the site where archaeologists believe the Archangel Gabriel appeared to the Virgin Mary. You’ll see Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Church. Continue through the Jordan Valley to visit excavations of the beautifully preserved Roman city of Beit Shean, destroyed in an earthquake, then along the Jordan River valley to our Jerusalem hotel for three nights.
 
MONDAY - Dead Sea and Masada
Through the remarkable scenery of the Judean Hills to the Dead Sea, lowest point on Earth at 1,300 feet below sea level.  En route see the site of the Qumran Caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. We continue to Masada, the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots in their war against the Romans and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. Ascend by cable car to the fortress and visit the excavations - King Herod’s palace, the synagogue, bathhouse and much more. Enjoy a breathtaking view and bring your swimsuit to “float” on the salty, mineral rich water. Return to Jerusalem.
 
TUESDAY - Jerusalem
The day starts at Mt Scopus. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the holy city, sacred to each of the world’s three great religions – Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Our tour includes the Mount of Olives, where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer and the Garden of Gethsemane where Judas betrayed Jesus. In the Old City you’ll see the Western Wall and the actual site of the Second Temple, the Temple Mount. Walk the Way of the Cross, the Via Dolorosa, to Calvary and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, housing both the traditional site of Crucifixion and the Tomb of the Resurrection. Outside the Old City is Mount Zion with the traditional tomb of King David, Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey.
 
WEDNESDAY - Jerusalem
Today’s tour includes Yad Vashem located at the foot of Mt. Hertzl, official memorial to the Jewish Holocaust victims established in 1953. Ein Karem is a picturesque, small village which has great significance in Christianity as the birthplace of John the Baptist. Visit the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple. Drive by the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of Hebrew University then visit Bethlehem to see Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity (political situation permitting). Return to your hotel for overnight.
 
THURSDAY - Jerusalem
Today is our final day on this tour. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight if departing today.

TOUR COST :
TOURIST CLASS
FIRST CLASS
SUPERIOR CLASS
DELUXE CLASS
Room Type Single Double Triple Single Double Triple Single Double Triple Single Double Triple
1-28 March 2018 / 19 April-6 May 2018 / 24 May-8 August 2018 / 30 August-5 September 2018 / 4 October-19 December 2018 / 27 December 2018-28 February 2019 (regular season):
Per Person 2635 1935 1905 3280 2315 2240 4200 2850 2705 6015 3835 3580
Supplement for
6 Dinners
165 165 345 n/a
5-18 April 2018/ 17-23 May 2018/ 9-29 August 2018 / 6-12 September 2018/ December 20-26 2018 (high season):
Per Person 2865 2120 2085 3525 2500 2420 4450 3030 2890 n/a
Supplement for
6 Dinners
165 165 345
29 March-4 April 2018/ 20 September-3 October 2018 (peak season):
Per Person 3085 2300 2270 3735 2680 2605 4730 3295 3155 n/a
Supplement for
6 Dinners
165 165 345

Tour does not operate during Yom Kippur (13-19 September 2018).

*Site under the Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. Itinerary may be amended according to political situation.

Tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 participants.

Israel 8 Day Heritage Regular Coach Tour Rates include:
  • 7 nights accommodation including breakfast daily and taxes
  • Assistance at airport upon arrival
  • Arrival and departure transfers (conditions apply)
  • English speaking guide during touring days
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
Israel 8 Day Heritage Regular Coach Tour Rates exclude: extras, lunches, dinners (unless supplement paid) and tips
 
Hotels used on Israel regular coach tours (equivalent substitutes may be used)
 
Tourist Class
First Class
Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Jerusalem
Gold /
Rimonim Shalom
Leonardo /
Grand Court
Dan Panorama /
Crowne Plaza
David Citadel /
Mamila
Tel Aviv
Sea Net /
Olympia
Metropolitan /
Grand Beach
Dan Panorama /
Crowne Plaza
Carlton /
Sheraton
Tiberias
Prima /
Restal
Leonardo /
Galan
Caesar /
Ron Beach
Scots /
Galei Kinereth

 

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